Why National Service?
Why Philadelphia?
Improving Lives
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National Service participants improve the lives of millions of our most vulnerable citizens by helping children learn how to read, caring for seniors, rebuilding communities struck by disasters, helping veterans readjust to civilian life and more.

In Service Benefits
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Most AmeriCorps members receive student loan deferment, and training, and may receive a living allowance and limited health benefit options. 

End of Service Benefits
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After you complete your term of service, you will also receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award to help pay for college, graduate school, or vocational training or to repay student loans.

The Need for Volunteers
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For the past decade, Philadelphia has had the highest poverty rate of the 10 largest cities in the US. The City works to alleviate poverty by engaging volunteers to deliver critical services.

The Culture
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The city of Philadelphia has a unique blend of art, culture, and grit that make our city a flourishing city for young professionals looking to make an impact on their world

The History
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Our cobblestone streets tell the story of the birth of America and at every intersection there is something to be learned. Philly is home to some of the most iconic historical monuments and documents in American history.